Corasoides spCommon name: Platform spider
Remarks: This spider had a body length of approximately 20 millimetres. It was photographed in December.
Platform spiders construct a horizontal web with a retreat constructed in adjacent vegetation. They are nocturnal and won’t venture out of the retreat during daylight. Prey doesn’t stick to the web, so the spider rushes out to subdue it immediately the web is touched.
References: Esperance Fauna http://esperancewildlife.blogspot.com.au/2009/04/platform-spider-corasoides-species.html
A Guide to the Spiders of Australia. Volker W Framenau, Barbara C Baehr and Paul Zborowski. 2014
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